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Budget Engine Swap

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by AlphaCivic, Dec 10, 2003.

Best Bang for Buck Budget Motor Swap into a 96 DX hatch

  1. b18b (ls)

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  2. d16y8 (ex)

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  3. b20b (older crv)

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  4. b16a2 (99-2k si)

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  5. b16a3 (dual cam delslow)

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  1. AlphaCivic

    AlphaCivic Member

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    Hi folks. Ive got a 1996 Civic Hatch DX and I'm curious on your folks opinions on what to put in it. Im not rich here so im looking for a more budget application, definately no forced induction or nitrous, and most likely just all the bolt ons and a few minor mods done to it. Intake, exhaust, headers, cams, intake manifold maybe, msd, and maybe a few other things (any suggestions appreciated) I want to make sure the motor is stamped legal and be as street legal as possible, or at least appear to be (here in california.. i hate this place)

    So if you could give me your opinion on which motor and why, that'd be great. feel free to nominate a different motor if you see fit.

    thanks, :D
    - Garrett -
     
  2. AlphaCivic

    AlphaCivic Member

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    So far i'm leaning towards LS with maybe a gsr tranny and aftermarket intake manifold or something.... but im not sure yet
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    thats what i picked, I got an LS in my hatch
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    B18B. Easiest install, tons of torque, tons of options later on. You might try for a B20B/Z also if you can scrounge one up for the same amount of cash.
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    O btw, I Love my LS hatch, I love being able to chirp 3rd. All-motor this engine has been known to be able to hit 13s (theres a thread on it somewhere). Turbo this is also a good engine to boost stock..,medium compression/medium boost works well. Can also be a frankenstien, LS/VTec's are quick too
     
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    :werd:

    Thats what I'm thinking too. Or maybe a B20_ block.
     
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    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    if you go with an LS, use a B16 Tranny - mad short gears y0!
     
  9. AlphaCivic

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    Thanks for all your opinions folks... I do believe my initial thought was right.

    LS power Mmmmmm...

    Found a good deal on a skunk2 big ass intake manifold for an LS today... Now i just need to get the motor! hah
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    :thumbsup: good luck with it
     
  11. seanjuan

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    if you are on a budget definately go with LS, you should even be able to find an obd2 ls and then you won't have to do any obd conversion.... but deffinately find a b16 or gsr tranny for it and you will be much happier... I think
    or maybe you can just get a different final drive set for the ls trans... that would accomplish the same thing as getting a different tranny

    good luck
     
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